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The HWS Update

The HWS Debate Team recently sent three teams (two students each) to the highly competitive Cornell Debate Tournament.   The team of John Monaghan ’11 and Dan Maguire ’11 defeated teams from Harvard, Skidmore and Stanford to qualify for the novice (i.e., first year debater) finals. They did this despite Monaghan becoming so ill that

The HWS debate team was recently featured in a Finger Lakes Times article about their upcoming trip to Ireland. At the end of this month, seniors David Hernandez and Daniel Thorson, accompanied by their adviser Eric Barnes, will compete in the 2009 World University Debating Championships there. The article notes how both Hernandez and Thorson

The Hobart and William Smith Debate team hosted the second annual on-campus Round Robin Debate Tournament, welcoming an international contingent of debate teams from as near as Ithaca and as far as Oxford, England. During the British Parliamentary style tournament, teams debated controversial issues, ranging from the United Nations and subprime mortgages to Tibetan freedom